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National Reconciliation Week 2016 at Macquarie

Celebrated every year, National Reconciliation Week recognises the dates that commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey – the anniversaries of the successful 1967 referendum and the High Court Mabo decision. Everyone is invited to two special events during this year’s National Reconciliation Week: 27 May – 3 June 2016 at Macquarie University.

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Program-level design: 10 practical strategies for ‘keeping it real’

Program-level design helps to provide students with a coherent learning pathway, and ensures what they experience is more than a ‘collection of individual units’.

One Macquarie program that has successfully implemented program-level design is the Doctor of Physiotherapy. We talked to Associate Professor Mark Hancock about his Department’s experience of maintaining a program-based design over the last 5 years.

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167,000 stories

It’s been a while, for which I must apologise. But there’s been a lot happening some of which I’ll write about in the weeks to come. In particular, the Learning and Teaching Strategic Framework (or White Paper) has been released – albeit somewhat quietly. Expect a little bit more noise soon as we roll out its implementation and this post marks the start of a more regular conversation.

For the moment though, I want to briefly reflect on the last few weeks.

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(almost) All you need to know about Program-Based design

Program-based design is the next big thing at Macquarie. What is it? How and why should it be done? Dr Panos Vlachopoulos has been involved in program-based design for many years in universities in the UK, New Zealand and Australia; we asked him to break it down for us. Continue reading (almost) All you need to know about Program-Based design

I’m an Indigenous student – here’s why our new Indigenous Strategy is a huge step forward

My family and I are proud Wiradjuri people, and I grew up on Darkinjung country on the Central Coast. I like to say that I was destined to be the first person in my family to go to university, but unfortunately my brother stole that title from me by about a year.

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Wouldn’t it be nice?

All across campus, departments and offices offer a wealth of material to help Macquarie staff and their students to engage with areas such as academic, digital and information literacy, indigenous perspectives, sustainability and employability. But would you know where to find it all? And wouldn’t it be nice if you could access everything in one place?

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Is this the first Indigenous Strategy Green Paper by an Australian university?

Appointed last year, Director of Indigenous Strategy Shane Hearn didn’t want to leap straight into a strategy document. That’s because we as a University need to engage in a real dialogue about Indigenous access and participation, and create the whole of university partnerships that will pave the way forward. Enter our Indigenous Strategy Green Paper – quite possibly a sector first.

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